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Water-grabbing along the Red River in Southwest China

01.08.2017 — 31.07.2018

(Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, August 2017-2018)

This project focuses on water, its spatial-temporal availability, on how it is utilized, perceived, governed, and enclosed, and on the socio-cultural consequences of waterscape change. The aim is to analyze the drivers, livelihood consequences, and cultural impacts of changes in water availability and allocation in a cross-section of the Red River watershed, incorporating both lowland and highland areas, in Yunnan Province, southwest China. The project team, lead by Jean-François Rousseau of the University of Ottawa. Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla acts as collaborator and is responsible for analyzing the implementation of water management policies from the national and provincial government levels to the case study scale.